Celebrating technology and the digital world

CodeBase Stirling
Saturday 28 March 2020, 10am–4pm

A festival in a day to inspire the next generation of tech leaders and digital mavericks.

LevelUp Zone

Our LevelUp zone will introduce young people to the varied and wonderful world of tech. From coding, to robotics, animation, digital art and so much more. Alongside drop-in LevelUp sessions, there will be six bookable Bring Your Own Grown Up workshops: choose to explore the coding world of CodeCombat, or learn how to program a micro:bit!

Games Zone

Scotland is home to over 80 independent games companies. Combining technical knowhow with a rich creative flair, come and pit your wits against some of the country’s leading indie games.

Animation Zone

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change visually. In this area there will be interactive workshops throughout the day exploring stop motion, and character fundamentals. There will be an animation showreel and drop in sessions.

VR Zone

Award winning CodeBase Stirling tenants Seymour Powell are specialists in Experiential Design, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Sample first hand some of their cutting edge VR applications.


Some of the country's leading production / curation / installation studios, including We Throw Switches, will be demonstrating their site specific interactive installation, as well as avant garde video games.

Discovery Zone

Showcasing our local network with interactive drop in sessions in coding, raspberry pi, makey makey and more. Explore the range of digital learning in Stirling’s schools and discover tech leaders of the future.

Sensory Zone

A unique interactive, musical sensory space for all. A multi-sensory, audio-visual pop-up playground where sound, animation and interactive technology collide. Suitable for children of all ages, this magical sensory space invites its visitors to create soothing musical landscapes using objects and tactile materials, turning the space into a playful digital instrument.

Fringe Event: 44 King Street

Creative Stirling hosts a digital art exhibition and a creative robotics workshop as part of this year’s festival. A selection of work by current BA Digital Media third year students will be on display on digital screens in the gallery space. Elsewhere, the robotics session will allow young people to learn about digital robotics, relative hardware and emerging technologies.

Fringe Event: The Engine Shed

Take a virtual tour and stand in awe of Orkney’s 5000 year-old Maeshowe, one of Europe’s finest chambered tombs and join in The Engine Shed’s Master Builders event.The Maeshowe virtual reality and iPad app are 3D digital explorations of the interior and exterior of this outstanding tomb.